It all started when Bryant posted a question on his Twitter feed. The hashtag #Kobe11 was in reference to his shoe line, where star themes often appear.
Who can tell me what a supernova is? #KOBE11
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 11, 2016
One Los Angeles resident who responded happened to be a USC doctor, Rahul Dhawan. He works in the East L.A. community and goes by @ElDoctorRahul on Twitter -- his professional area of expertise is kidney transplants.
@kobebryant A supernova is a rare astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a massive star's life, YOU
— Dr Rahul Dhawan (@ElDoctorRahul) February 11, 2016
Bryant was definitely amused by his answer, which spoke to both a scientific understanding of stars and an awareness of the point Bryant's career has reached.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 12, 2016
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